Posts Tagged 'healthcare'

Consider Your Spleen

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Mental_floss presents 7 facts about the spleen, that like the spleen itself, are mostly insignificant. At least, now you will know something about your spleen.

Get a spleenful HERE.

How The Band-Aid Was Invented [video]

The Band-Aid Of The Future – VetiGel [video]

10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

dryrubbing-sMental_floss presented this list that started with “1. Rubs and marinades”, went on to “2. Sticks and whips” and “3. Blowing smoke”, and included 7 more techniques of old time medical practice.

If you have a cardiac arrest today, and are revived by the wonders of modern medicine, you should thank your lucky stars that you’re alive. You should also give thanks that your resuscitation took place today, rather than 200 years ago. Because back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

 

How To Save On Drugs [comic]

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan

weird-japanese-smThis list on Cracked.com enumerates a few unexpected things about living in Japan. To sum it up – everyday life in Japan is not as high tech as most Americans imagine.

Read the list HERE

 

Spooky Abandoned Leper Colony in NYC [pics]

DailyMail reports –

Stairwells strewn with debris and walls crumbling slowly to dust, it is the island that New York forgot for 50 years. Now, in a series of extraordinarily eerie pictures, the lost world of North Brother – quarantine zone, leper colony and centre for drug addicts – has been brought back to life. It is hard to believe that these echoing corridors and abandoned halls were home to hundreds of patients – or that a criss-cross of tree-lined avenues were once roads. But the haunting quality of these pictures makes it easy to imagine that it was a place of indescribable misery, which one inmate compared to the notorious black hole of Calcutta.

View the photos and read more HERE

The Real Reasons US Healthcare Is Overpriced [infographic]

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Feel Older Now! What?

A Japanese medical supply company sells an Aged Simulation Set. I’m unsure about the value of the kit, but at least you look cool while wearing it. The site describes it as –

The aged simulation set is a teaching material intended to demonstrate the inconveniences felt by the aged due to musculoskeletal, visual and auditory aging. This set is the most suitable for medical practice, nursing and welfare training. Inconveniences to the aged due to the changes in bones, muscles, sight and hearing can be experienced with this simulation set.

If that isn’t your cup of tea, check out some of the other stuff available on their site.

See the Aged Simulation Set HERE.

GOP Proposes Dental Coverage [video]

Arizona Governor Initiates Death Panels

(Reuters) – A pacemaker and defibrillator fitted to carpenter Douglas Gravagna’s failing heart makes even rising from the couch of his Phoenix-valley home a battle. But it is not congestive heart failure that is killing him, he says. It is a decision by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to stop funding for some organ transplants as the state struggles to reduce a yawning budget deficit. “She’s signing death warrants — that’s what she’s doing. This is death for me,” says Gravagna, 44, a heavy-set man who takes 14 medications to stay alive. Gravagna is among 98 people denied state Medicaid funding for potentially life-saving transplants and at the forefront of a harrowing battle over the state’s public finances.

Continue reading HERE.

Something For The Tea Party To Consider [pic]


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